Monday, August 8, 2016
Farmer's Creek Trail;
A big bunch of hikers (counts ranged from 24 to 28) ventured forth on a long trail into the mountains SE of Creede. We welcome the new-comers who joined us for a first or second time. Keep coming.
We will exercise your deep breathing and graceful walking on Wednesday coming up (9 am departure from the Visitor Center. The current plan is a walk through the 15-year-old aspen (re-covering Beaver Mountain, just south of town). This gives us a nice walk (total of about 7 miles, round trip), including a visit to a lovely meadow above town, During lunch we will check on the ancient vehicle that sits in the middle of the meadow (called Model T Park).
Sometimes, when we are quiet hikers, we get to see some elk grazing in the meadow. We also get a chance to see how natural reforestation has occurred.
This area is becoming attractive to Autumn Leaf Peepers; in ten years, this could be the State's most brilliant Fall color show.
For those who prefer a shorter outing, it is easy to turn back at any point, following the same trail we go up.
Note: If rainy weather and/or lightning should threaten in the morning, we may adjust our destination.
— Doug Knudson 719-873-5239 firstname.lastname@example.org